Corrie Mitchell | Religion News Service

Stories by Corrie Mitchell | Religion News Service

Evangelical ‘Messy Middle’ is more accepting of gays

RNS () — A new voice is emerging in the evangelical community, and it’s turning away from the church’s vocal … Continued

Study shows minorities most likely to favor longer lives

WASHINGTON — Noah’s grandfather Methuselah lived to the ripe old age of 969 and Moses reached 120, but most Americans … Continued

Wives find renewed faith after husbands ‘visit’ heaven

RNS () — Eva Piper considered herself a shallow Christian until the accident that revitalized her faith and turned her … Continued

Catholics differ at ‘war on poverty’ hearing

WASHINGTON — Sister Simone Campbell, the face of the famous “Nuns on the Bus” tours, and Rep. Paul Ryan, the … Continued

Camp Quest provides summer fun for atheist kids

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Beneath the shade of a pavilion, a group of children discuss the difference between atheism and … Continued

Nuns on the Bus push Congress to pass immigration reform

WASHINGTON — The “Nuns on the Bus” are back from their 6,800-mile trek across the U.S., but their hardest job … Continued

Jewish ex-gay group faces suit for consumer fraud

A month after the nation’s leading Christian “ex-gay” group apologized and announced plans to close, a similar Jewish group is … Continued

Conservatives say religious freedom is ‘under attack’ in military

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers and conservative activists concerned that religious expression in the military is “under attack” are rallying behind a … Continued

White House says it can’t list Westboro Baptist as ‘hate group’

WASHINGTON — In response to five “We the People” petitions, the White House condemned the actions of the Westboro Baptist … Continued

‘Princesses’ embraces a stereotype and leaves some Jews uncomfortable

Meet Amanda, Casey, Ashlee, Chanel, Joey and Erica. They spend their time and their parents’ money shopping for designer labels, … Continued

(CORRECTION) Activists: 15 years later, religious freedom law falls short

WASHINGTON — Fifteen years after Congress passed a law to better protect global religious freedom, the legislation is failing to … Continued

Online Muslim forums foster tolerance and fuel vitriol

WASHINGTON — Amid calls to get more Muslims using the Internet, experts who have studied Muslims online caution that the … Continued

Religious leaders welcome FBI hate crimes reporting

For Raed Jarrar, the FBI’s decision Wednesday (June 5) to begin tracking hate crimes against Arabs is a battle won … Continued

Report draws attention to Hindu hate crimes

With the release of their ninth annual report, members of the Hindu American Foundation are pushing policymakers to take action … Continued